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RD&E staff to wear a wig for charity on March 17th


Staff at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital are being asked to wear a wig to work on 17th March and help support the fundraising efforts of three colleagues.

Hannah Jacks, Suzanne Tracey and Hannah Wilkins are preparing to cycle 300 miles from London to Paris in aid of charities close to their hearts - Crohn’s and Colitis UK and the British Heart Foundation.

On the 17th March, they are asking RD&E staff to wear their brightest and funkiest wig to work and donate £2 towards their fundraising campaign. Advice has been given to staff about how and when the wigs should be worn to make sure they are worn appropriately.


The best selection of head gear will judged by members of the hospital’s executive team and prizes will be given to the best individual wig wearer and the best ward. The trio will also be selling cakes and holding a raffle in the hospital’s Oasis restaurant throughout the day to raise more cash toward their fundraising totals.

The three ladies, who are all novice cyclists, will attempt their challenge over four days in June 2016. The impressive feat of endurance will require them to cycle for around 80 miles, eight hours a day to reach the finish line at The Eiffel Tower.

Hannah Jacks, Clinical Lead Occupational therapist at the RD&E, said: “We’ve all chosen charities that we have a connection with. I have crohn’s myself and have been supported over the years by the charity and also Okement ward, Suzanne’s Dad had crohn’s all his life until he passed away from stomach cancer. Hannah Wilkins chose the BHF because she had a personal experience during the pregnancy of her first child and found the support from the charity key in her recovery. We’ve already have a lot of support from our colleagues and we’re really hoping that they’ll all get behind us on the 17th and wear their wigs with pride!”

To find out more about their challenge or to donate please visit and find Suzanne Tracey or Hannah Jacks.  

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